Rebecca Jarvis

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Rebecca Jarvis
Jarvis in 2012
Rebecca Ann Jarvis

(1981-09-28) September 28, 1981 (age 42)
EducationUniversity of Chicago
Occupation(s)Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent for ABC News
Years active2003–present
TitleFinancial journalist; Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent for ABC News' Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, This Week with George Stephanopoulos
SpouseMatthew Pierce Hanson (m. 2012)
WebsiteRebecca Jarvis

Rebecca Ann Jarvis[1] (born September 28, 1981)[2][3][4] is an American journalist and former investment banker. She is the chief business, economics, and technology correspondent for ABC News, the host, creator, and managing editor of Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis and the host of the podcasts No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis and The Dropout.[5][6] She was a finalist on season 4 of The Apprentice.

Early life[edit]

Jarvis is a daughter of Gail (née Marks) Jarvis and James T. Jarvis. Her father is a lawyer and business consultant in Chicago. Her mother is the Chicago Tribune's nationally syndicated financial columnist.[7] Jarvis graduated from St. Paul Academy and Summit School in 1999 and the University of Chicago in 2003, studying economics and Law, Letters, and Society. She studied international economics and business in Paris at Sciences Po and Paris Dauphine University.[8]

Jarvis was one of Teen People's "20 Teens Who Will Change the World" in February 2000. She was honored for raising over $750,000 for her own non-profit children's charity—a project that also involved Al Gore and Colin Powell, which she set up at 15. She was also named as a "Point of Light" for her advocacy of disenfranchised children and teens. During high school, Jarvis worked with the National Youth Leadership Council on their Youth Project Team, getting one of the few interviews granted by then Secretary of State Colin Powell while serving as an NYLC Youth Reporter at National Youth Summits.[9]

The Apprentice[edit]

On the second week of The Apprentice 4, Jarvis broke her ankle while playing hockey as a task-winning reward. She was on crutches for the rest of the competition, which took 39 days to tape in the spring of 2005, but was fully able to walk by the time of the live season finale seven months later. On the season finale of the show, Randal Pinkett was hired. Donald Trump asked Pinkett if he should hire Jarvis as well; Pinkett replied that he should be the only Apprentice since he was the winner.[10]

Professional career[edit]

Jarvis was a short-term interest rate trader on Citigroup's foreign exchange desk in London. She later worked at Banc of America Securities in Chicago as an investment banking analyst.[8]

Jarvis has worked in both investment banking and foreign currency trading, but left financial services to pursue a career in journalism. She has written for publications including Crain's Chicago Business and Business 2.0. She is currently a governor on the board of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

On March 7, 2006, the business news channel CNBC announced it would be hiring Jarvis as an associate reporter.[11] She was a general assignment reporter based at CNBC's world headquarters, and covered NASDAQ and the NYMEX. She last appeared on CNBC on September 18, 2009. On October 21, 2009, TVNewser quoted CNBC spokesman Brian Steel as confirming that "Rebecca is no longer with CNBC, and we wish her the best."[12]

Jarvis joined CBS News, primarily as a financial reporter, starting on April 1, 2010, and later became the co-anchor of CBS This Morning Saturday, as well as Business and Economics Correspondent for CBS News.[13] On the March 30, 2013, broadcast of CBS This Morning Saturday, she announced that she was leaving CBS News, but did not say where she was going. On April 2, it was announced she was joining ABC News later that month.[14] She has worked as the Chief Business and Economics Correspondent of ABC since.

Currently Jarvis is the Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent for ABC News and the Host, Creator and Managing Editor of Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis. She reports for all ABC News programs and platforms including Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, 20/20, and This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

In 2017 Jarvis launched a new podcast with ABC News Radio, No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis.[5] In January 2019, Jarvis, in conjunction with ABC Radio and ABC Nightline, became the host of a podcast called "The Dropout" which documents the rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes.[15]


Year Title
2000 Point of Light Award winner #1098[16]
2000 "20 Teens Who Will Change the World" by Teen People magazine[17]


Recipient of the University of Chicago Dean's Grant[18]
2012 A recipient of the Women in Numbers Award by The Alliance for Women in Media[6][19]
2013 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award: 48 Hours CBS News Prime Time Special: Newtown[20]
2014 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning Show – Good Morning America[21]
2015 Nominated Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning Show – Good Morning America[22]
2016 Nominated Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning Show – Good Morning America[23]
2017 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning Show – Good Morning America[24][25]
2019 Early Career Achievement Award – UChicago Alumni Association[26]

Personal life[edit]

Jarvis married Matthew Hanson on January 28, 2012, at McNamara Alumni Center in Minnesota.[27] Rabbi Barry Axler officiated the ceremony with the bridegroom's father, the Rev. Craig Hanson, the lead pastor at Roseville Lutheran Church in Roseville, Minnesota, taking part.[27] They are both graduates of University of Chicago and worked together at Bank of America Securities in Chicago.[7] They have a daughter named Isabel, born on February 20, 2019. They also have a son named Leo born in 2023.[28] [29]


  1. ^ Rebecca Jarvis [@RebeccaJarvis] (November 9, 2012). "@middlenamegame Ann" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Rebecca Jarvis [@RebeccaJarvis] (December 15, 2013). "Wiki lies- my bday is not Dec 14. But I do appreciate the well wishes!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Rebecca Jarvis [@RebeccaJarvis] (September 28, 2016). "Best Birthday Surprise EVER!!!! Piñatas and a special Snapchat filter from best team makes my ❤️…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Mallozzi, Vincent M. (29 January 2012). "Rebecca Jarvis, Matthew Hanson - Weddings". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b "ABC Radio Announces New Podcast 'No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis'". ABC News Public Relations. January 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  6. ^ a b "Rebecca Jarvis". ABC News. 2017-04-11. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  7. ^ a b New York Times: Weddings "Rebecca Jarvis and Matthew Hanson" January 29, 2012
  8. ^ a b "'Apprentice 4' runner-up Rebecca Jarvis joins CNBC as news reporter". Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Former NYLC Youth Project Team Member Is Finalist on "The Apprentice"". National Youth Leadership Council. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  10. ^ Former TEEN PEOPLE Honoree Nearly Snatches an Apprentice Win Archived 2006-02-16 at the Wayback Machine" by Tia Brown,, December 16, 2005
  11. ^ "'Apprentice 4' runner-up Rebecca Jarvis joins CNBC as news reporter". Reality TV World. March 8, 2006. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  12. ^ Rebecca Jarvis Leaves CNBC TVNewser, October 21, 2009
  13. ^ Rebecca Jarvis News Anchor, "The Early Show on Saturday;" Business and Economics Correspondent CBS News, 2010
  14. ^ Rebecca Jarvis Joining ABC News, ABC New, April 2, 2013
  15. ^ "The Dropout Podcast by ABC Radio & ABC News Nightline". ABC News Public Relations. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  16. ^ "Stories of Service". Points of Light. 2015-04-15. Archived from the original on 2017-10-12. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  17. ^ "University of Chicago alumna a finalist on "The Apprentice"". Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  18. ^ "Rebecca Jarvis". World Mobility Leadership Forum. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  19. ^ "AWMF Honors 'Women In Numbers'". All Access. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  20. ^ "Nominees Announced for the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards | The Emmy Awards - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences". Archived from the original on 2020-09-29. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  21. ^ Wang, Andrea (2014-05-01). "Daytime Emmy Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  22. ^ "Daytime Emmy Awards 2015: Complete Winners List". TheWrap. 2015-04-26. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  23. ^ Montgomery, Daniel (2016-03-24). "Daytime Emmy nominations 2016: Complete list". Goldderby. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  24. ^ "Good Morning America Wins Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning Show". May 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  25. ^ Evans, Greg (2017-05-01). "Daytime Emmy Awards Winners: 'General Hospital', 'GMA', 'Ellen DeGeneres' Take Trophies – Complete List". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  26. ^ "2019: Early Career Achievement Award: Rebecca Jarvis, AB'03". UChicago Alumni Association. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  27. ^ a b Mallozzi, Vincent M. (January 29, 2012). "Rebecca Jarvis and Matthew Hanson". The New York Times.
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  29. ^ DeSantis, Rachel; Leon, Anya Leon (March 18, 2019). "Meet Isabel Noemi! New Mom Rebecca Jarvis and Husband Introduce 3-Week-Old Newborn Daughter". Retrieved 2022-03-30.

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